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sitdown with msnbc. also this morning, as joe biden makes a swing across key country, we'll take a look at what's at stake for the u.s. with this asia visit. >>> and new details this morning on the deadly commuter train wreck in new york. investigators say the train was going three times as fast as it should have been on that sharp curve. good morning from washington. it's tuesday, december 3rd, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. we have a lot going on as we do every day in december. so let's start with my first reads of the morning. and it's on health care again. after the soft relaunch of the health care website over the weekend, the white house now feels that it's in good enough shape to do what they wanted to do two months ago. start a public campaign for the health care law over law. president obama will kick-start the e effort with an event at the white house this afternoon. of course this comes nine weeks after the first rollout which was marked by glitches and crashes as well as repeated promises from the administration that things would get better. >> nobody's m
tuesday. >> vice president joe biden heading to japan, hoping to diffuse tensions between that country and china. how it could affect both nations. >> growing concerns about h.i.v. new numbers raising red flags. >> breaking new ground - or should i say space. china hopes to become a leader in space exploration. >> vice president joe biden will arrive in japan on monday in what many are calling a crucial tip - easing tensions between japan and china over disputed territories in the china sea. >> they look like an army. they act like an army. but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self-defence force on training exercise earlier this year. under japan's constitution, they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbour china asserting itself internationally. questions are asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed force, and china's declaration of a self-defence zone over the china sea is making the discussion urgent. >> japan's hawkish prime minister shinzo aba has been pushing to change the constitution. guidelines will be introduced
. >> and u.s. vice president joe biden is in china today. the top level visit is meant to build on cooperation between the two countries but instead it looks set to be dominated by china's controversial. air defense zone. over regional ireland at the heart of a dispute with japan, the last stop on biden's asia trip. let's bring in our asia correspondent who is covering his trip to china. i imagine it was a bit of a tensor welcome for joe biden today. >> a very tense welcome. making things worse, when he addressed a group of visa applicants at the u.s. embassy and encouraged them to question authority and spoke about academic and intellectual freedoms in the united states. between a tense meeting biden and chinese leaders. today, a state one chinese newspaper "the china daily" warned vice president biden from repeating -- against the repeating further remarks on the air defense issue. earlier this week china said its declaration of this zone was an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo and that it raised the risk for accidents and miscalculations in the region. >> what ar
hemispheres. >>> joe biden sticks his foot in his mouth in japan, but pulls it out in time to tell off the chinese. >>> it's been a solid year since a gunman open fired and killed 20 children all ages six and seven. it's a tragedy that will be forever difficult to fathom in scope and horror. a short time ago they were released. the state prosecutor that lead the investigation fought to keep them sealed but lost the court battle. they're concerns are absolutely valid. cnn will broadcast a portion of the released audio and they can be placed in the proper context. in the meantime, debra has been pouring over the tapes, what struck you about these 911 calls? >> it was fascinating to hear. the first call was from a work who appear todd be in the office where the gunman was able to gra breakthrough the class. she says he is walking down the hall, carrying his weapon, and that he is shooting. she said sandy hook elementary. the second call is from a woman shot in the foot. she was able to get inside of a classroom and when the dispatcher says, are you in lock downright now, she says no, no w
as vice president joe biden has wrapped up his visit here to china and is now traveling to south korea buying is on a weeklong asian tour of japan china and south korea. during his meeting with chinese peasant eugene paying the exchange views on china's recent announcement of its air defense identification zone i report on call has been closely following this visit and has this report. joe biden speaking the chinese call is filled with smiles and handshakes. but disagreements over china's announcement of an air defense identification zone are still widespread. biden said he was very direct present she jumped in. less firm than china's recent and sudden announced the establishment of new air defense identification zone has to state the obvious cause significant apprehension in the region see james dean calls for us to respect china's core interests and says the two countries should maintain what he calls the crack direction of the sino us relations. on sunday. china has set up the east china sea eric and i can put the case in style. how often the tournament needs of self defense in acco
but the start of talks are expected to be tough. on biden the burden of voicing the angry of america's allies in its territory traditional stand off agaioff against china. oh. >> great power rivalry has led, and a new relationship should head for peace. now how this great power relationship is going to play out between china and the united states remains to be seen. >> reporter: as biden arrived in beijing, state run media was already carrying criticism for his support of japan, warning america of the perils of taking side. biden faces a tricky balancing act. >> what has impressed me from the beginning, your candid and you are instructive in developing in new relationship. both qualities are sorely needed. >> reporter: biden is perhaps the best person in the current administration to doing business with shi. he has come to know him well over meetings. he called in on this beijing restaurant, a visit still remembered fondly. they would welcome him back, they said, noting a little friendship can sign hope for both countries. >> i hope the chinese and the american people will remain friendly. >>
>> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. biden gets a warm welcome in beijing, but he doesn't get on a to back down territorial dispute. relations tonight are tense. >>> hundreds of thousands of people are running away from central african republic. we are on the ground in a country descending into chaos. >> they killed my father, he says and took his body. i don't know what will happen to me now. >> this cougar has made a home houses of ancy hollywood hills but very few have seen their new neighbor. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america globe. the challenge the government and the status quo. advice from u.s. vice president joe biden today he said it that is ruffling feathers. i was speaking to a group of students. soothe ents do much to tensions. from beijing we have the latest. in asia rising china is asserting itself. america is responding. ed lines are being tested by beijing. and some have suggested the u.s. decline. the sole rica remains super power. joe biden met many of the hoping to get u.s. visas. >> challenge the government. your
joe biden visits the region. will the u.s. stand firm with japan as tensions rise? >>> obviously, the website when it was first launched wasn't in tip top shape to say the least. but we have been 24/7 going at it. and now for the vast majority of work users, it's working. most importantly, how people can sign up. >> welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. that was president obama pitching the revamped healthcare.gov to millennial, a group crucial to the success. touting this week's relaunch, pointing to reports of rising enrollment numbers and regrouping to sell the controversial law to a still skeptical public. so is obama care on the road to recovery? let's ask "wall street journal" editorial board member joe raggo. deputy member dan hetinger. and kim strasle. has obama care turned the corner here? >> they'd love to make you think that. what that did is they picked a -- they made a deliberate political decision to fix the part of the website that consumers see. they haven't fexed the so-called back end. this is the information systems that transmit data to insu
's really what i try. by tonight the is the sea. joe biden arrived eighteen is expected to deal with inoperable often issues including china's recent ate the ice. he's about to govern through test on nights when its leaders say the political situation that is slowly but surely the tying the knot. on getting any better in ukraine where opposition leaders wanted the divisions of the country is the corporate and present it to get a clue to stop. how do you not love him again. the agency has delivered a report that the commissioning process of the crumpled sushi but the hip hop. a big welcome to cctv news article in the evening wednesday here in the ageing us what we stop with a story that has ruffled some interact with others of the last week or so ever since it was announced that china will establish a new air defense identification zone. now the defense ministry as we get from this new announcement over the east china sea say it is not an expansion of china's airspace. it is sadly not targeting any country specific defense ministry spokesman kong and shop modifying a press confer
biden visits the region. will the u.s. stand firm with japan as tensions rise? >> obviously the website, when it was first launched, wasn't in tip-top shape, to say the least. but we have been 24/7 going at it and now for the vast majority of users it's working. so i'm going to need you all to share the word about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are and, most importantly, how people can sign up. >> welcome to "the journal editorial report." that was president obama at the white house youth summit pitching the revamped whitehouse.gov website. they are touting this week's rising enrollment numbers and to sell it to a still skeptical public. is obama care on the road to recovery? let's ask joe rag go, deputy editor dan and kim. so joe, has obama care turned the corner here, as the white house says. >> they'd love to make you think that. what they did was they picked a -- they made a deliberate political decision to fix the part of the website that consumers see but they haven't fixed the so-called back end, the information systems that
that the telecom infrastructure is critical there. this also comes at the same time vice president joe biden is including stops in both asia and south korea. the white house has not responded to the letter but it could come up in meetings. as for south korea's response, it was actually a subsidiary of seoul-based lg. says the value of the contract has not been determined and they haven't considered ending the contract because of u.s. concern. all they're getting from the company is equipment and they will have no access to network operation. the back to you. >> also tonight, vice president biden and the chinese president met in beijing as tensions over china's decision to enforce a rattled thense zone region. we have the details. >> vice president biden did not directly address china's air defense zone after his meeting but there was little else people in the region have been focused on. they are in the midst of walking a diplomatic tightrope. it is something biden made clear as he sat with xi after the meeting. call complex relationships for sustained a high-level engagement. that is why th
-term guidelines will be introduced in december and a security council will meet after joe biden's visit. some hope it will herald a new stage in joe biden's visit >> translation: the united states took action against china's reckless behaviour. it could make our relationship closer, establishing the relationship fit for true allies. >> the timing couldn't come at a more opportune time. some say it is pushing existing barriers. >> translation: until recently china did not possess the capability to challenge the status quo. in recent years the military has grown in power, which i think is why china challenges the order. the challenges in the china sea is an example. >> the challenge is how to play their hand as china gives out mixed signals over the air defense zone. >> chinese media said japan was the main target. the country's defence minister stated it is neither a no-fly zone nor territorial air space. can joe biden discover the reasons behind china's power plan. only a gambling man would lay money on what china is thinking. no one is taking any bets. >> britain's prime minister is visiting bei
president joe biden has begun a week long tour of asia. biden arrived in japan a few hours ago. biden is expected to push for a transpacific trade agreement when he meets with japanese leaders. he will also be trying to defuse tensions between japan and china, biden will also visit china and south korea. >>> eanlt -- antigovernment demonstrations have taken a violent turn. the prime minister says she cannot accept the demands of the protestors. wayne hay reports from bangkok. >>> a battle front is being waged on two fronts. antigovernment protestors, bangkok metropolitan police. a rubbish truck was used to break through a coffin create barrier, it and its up occupants were forced into a quik retreat. some are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and the priessmentprime minister gone. the prime minister said she's willing to do anything to end the crisis but the idea of an unelected people's council running the country is unacceptable. >> last night we found out he wasn't interested in the resignation of the prime minister nor does he want to dissol
we're following this hour. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe and u.s. vice president joe biden say they stand united in their response to china's newly declared air defense zone. >>> protests in thailand have police trying another way to calm demonstrators. they've let the people into their headquarters and the prime minister's office. >>> a young american woman killed in the march 11 disaster wished to be a bridge between japan and the u.s. now her parents are working to keep that dream alive. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says his country will stand by japan in the face of a new dispute involving china. he just wrapped up a meeting with prime minister shinzo abe. the leaders shared ideas on how to approach chinese authorities following their air defense identification zone over the east china sea. >> translator: we confirmed that japan and the united states will not tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. we also agree our countries will continue to work closely together to deal with the matter base on the strong u.s./japan relationships. >> transl
judge green lights detroit's bankruptcy plan, allowing the city to cut pension plans. >>> joe biden - safety in the sky, a dispute between china and japan. >>> and a report says yasser arafat was not poisoned by radioactive polonium. it it disputes findings that there were high levels of the chemical in his body. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm thomas draiton, good to have you with us. we are learning about the man at the controls when a speeding commuter train derailed in new york city, killing four and injuring dozens more. the engineer was in a daze at the time. lisa stark has more on the investigation. >> the national transportation safety board wouldn't say what condition the engineer may have been in prior to the tragedy, but found no indications of mechanic call problems. the brakes on the train, that barrelled along at 80 miles per hour, the breaks were tested before the run began, and worked fine at all the stops before the accident. here is board member earl weener. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brakes were not functioning. >> rockerfe
. >> biden in beijing. the vice president in china for a crucial visit. >> image is everything. this is not a photograph of morgan freeman. what it is is simply extraordinary. >> you are looking at live pictures of air force two in beijing china. vice president joe biden landed, days after the b 52 flew no disputed airspace over the south china sea, and questions about the disputed islands between japan and china. that's what the vice president is talking about in budget after leaving japan. we'll have more on that in a moment. >> we begin with this - the deadly train derailment. investigators say it was travelling at 82 miles per hour, three times the limit before the crashing, killing four, leaving dozens injured. with the speed we are learning something new about the man at the controls and what happened in the seconds before the disaster. lisa stark has more on that. >> they wouldn't say what condition rockefella may have been in. there's no indication of mechanical problems. the brakes, which was barrelling at 82 miles per hour into a 30 miles per hour curve, the brakes we
. >>> now here's your look at "scrambles politics." vice president biden will head to tokyo and talks on china's new air defense zones. it was also announced the vp will visit the border between north and south korea known as the demilitarized zone saturday. mr. biden will hohn your troops killed in the korean war. >>> bob smith wants his old job back. the republican says he will run for his party's nomination to challenge democratic incumbent gene shaheen next year. he may have popular competition. scott brown removed massachusetts from the twitter profile. the resident has been rumored to be open to a possible run in 2014. >>> new york archbishop says the catholic church has been outmarketed been the on the issue of same-sex marriage. during an interview, he responded to critics who he says have chashg toured the church as anti-gay. debate over the issue will continue. >> back in 1973 with roe v. wade, everybody said this is going to go away and be back burnered. to this day, it is the most devisive issue in american politics. as you look at some of the changing attitudes, you say,
clinton against joe biden? >>> red kettle robbery. heartless thieves steal christmas from needy families, swiping thousands of dollars from the salvation army. but how did they do it? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> all that coming up. we begin with an american held captive in cuba since 2009. now begging president obama to personally intervene. 64-year-old alan fwroes sa gros country, quote, abandoned him after he was imprisoned for bringing communications items. joining us, jill dougherty with the latest. jil, what are you learning? >> alan gross says he's in a small cell with two other inmates. he gets about an hour a day outside in a very small courtyard. and he says other than a few phone calls and visits, he is completely isolated from the outside world. at the gates of the white house, the wife of alan gross pleads for the president to help her husband. >> please, mr. president, don't leave alan to die in cuba. >> reporter: today marks the fourth anniversary of alan gross' imprisonment in cuba. arrested while working as a contractor for the u.s. government, b
their poetry back to its birthplace. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden will soon get off a plane in the japanese capital and step into a dispute that's increased the friction between neighbors in this region. he'll be meeting leaders in tokyo, beijing and seoul to talk about china's newly established air defense identification zone. biden will sit down on tuesday with prime minister shinzo abe. abe has called the zone very dangerous. chinese defense ministry officials announced last month they'd set up the zone. it covers a large part of the east china sea. and includes islands the japanese control, but the chinese and taiwanese claim. biden will head to china after he leaves japan. the vice president will meet on wednesday with president xi jinping and other chinese leaders. analysts say biden is starting his tour in japan to highlight the decades-old u.s./japan alliance and to coordinate the response to china. he'll travel to south korea later this week. >>> u.s. leaders responded quickly to china's move with both words and actions. top officials criticize the chinese for tryin
you, susan. >>> well, vice president biden starts his visit to asia amid a territorial dispute between japan and china. he meets with the japanese prime minister today. biden arrived in tokyo yesterday and was greeted by the new ambassador to japan caroline kennedy. biden says the u.s. is deeply concerned about china's just established air defense zone. it covers a group of islands claimed by japan. biden travels to china tomorrow. >>> and a strong winter-like time packing heavy snow and arctic temperatures is making its way south and east this morning. the northern plains is already seeing the effects. winter weather warnings and advisories are posted from montana to wisconsin this morning. eric fisher, chief meteorologist at our boston station wbz is following the storm. >> a big story this week, the storm that starts in the midwest is on its way to the rest of the country today. this is where the cold is on the move pretty quickly. we head toward midweek and dipping down across california down into the four corners region in the upper midwest. by the end of the week, it's spill acro
to the test today. joe biden visiting with chinese president xi jinping. david mckenzie is in beijing following biden's visit. >> reporter: michaela, it was a red carpet welcome for the u.s. vice president but definitely tensions are high in this region. he'll be meeting with xi jinping, china's president, trying to diffuse attention. they announce an air defense zone, the u.s. saying a unilateral move that could lead to a wider conflict between these two economic power houses. biden will have to walk a tight rope in pressuring the chinese to dial back some of the rhetoric but also can't push too far. it's unlikely they'll go away from this zone, which they announced around two weeks ago. michaela? >> david, important meetings to be sure. thank you. the white house is prepared to negotiate a limited nuclear enrichment program for iran as long as the country holds up to its end of an international deal to curtail it's nuclear capabilities under rigorous global monitoring. the white house cautioned the program applies only to the nation's peaceful energy needs. the statement comes days
on wednesday us vice president joe biden discuss the sun with chinese crested changing thing in the chain biden said the united states has deep concerns about the zone and does not recognize that. the ears on includes a group of islands that the pan controls in china and taiwan will claim japanese leaders have urged for the declaration to be withdrawn. us vice president joe biden is now in seoul on the final lag on a three nation tour of asia. before leaving the team he used his visit to try to build stronger relations with the chinese government meeting with community coach on. biden spoke of how far interactions between the two countries have come over the past three decades later this month will mark the thirty fifth anniversary of relations between the us and china are merely said developing those ties even further. well they just of neutral interest but would benefit the world. biden will meet friday with south korean preston parker man. south korea is considering expanding its air defense identification zone to include its southern islands and the underwater rock the new era defense zone
tv reading what north korean officials say was an apology. >>> vice president joe biden says he is concerned about china's expansion of the air defense zone in the east china sea biden told japanese leaders the u.s. will stay committed to their alliance. stephanie is in tokyo. >> reporter: the u.s. vice president has offered words of reassurance to japan on tuesday. he says he is deep concerned about china's actions. nobody is quite sure what it means, but obviously there is a grave risk of some kind of accident between aircraft from the chinese side and japanese side. and the fact that joe biden has come out so strongly in support of japan should serve as a message to china. he said there is nothing worse than an intentional war, than an unintentional one. and that reflects the gave concerns people have between accidents between aircraft from different nations. >>> tensions are rising in ukraine, where the country's opposition failed to force the government with a no-confidence vote in parliament. the current president blocked a deal calling for closer ties with the eu. the gov
the fact that joe biden has come out quite so strongly, in support of japan, should serve as a strong message to china to reflect on its actions. joe biden also said today quoting the words of his father, there's nothing worse than an intentional war than an unintentional one. and obviously that reflects again the great concerns that people have about thens thats of an accident between aircraft between different nations and what that might mean in the future should that happen. >> stephanie reporting. >> one man's claims of being racially profiled over 200 times. next on al jazeera america. reports of a police department singling out people at a convenient store p p lap weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america investigation recently revealed that for years the miami gardens police department racially profiled clients and employees of one particular convenient store. a closer look at one man that has been searched over 250 times. it was the summer of 2012, the 28-year-old was stocking soda at the quick stop in miami gardens. you can see a police officer come inside, and arrest
in china for a visit that has been overshadowed by regional tensions. before leaving japan, joe biden blamed beijing for escalating the dispute between the two neighbours over the islands. he'll raise the issue with china's leaders. i'm joined by joseph cheng from the university. how do you think joe biden will be received in china after it is clear that he is japan's ally. >> chinese leaders understand that the vice president will probably try to assume a balanced role. on one hand providing reassurance to the united states most important ally in the asia pacific region, and trying to maintain good relations with china, with the intentions of playing a mediating role as it did - on at least two occasions when the japanese government pertains the disputed island. and when the japanese district court tried to prosecute a detained captain from china. >> is it possible to do both. can it provide the u.s. - can the u.s. provide reassurances to japan and maintain good relations. will the china go ahead with the trade and business talks unaffected. >> to a considerable extent, yes. the chin
-mouthed state in the union, guess what it is. >>> plus, vice president biden takes on serious diplomacy with china. >>> and is this the future of inexpensive space exploration? you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back, everybody. >>> vice president joe biden was in tokyo tuesday to show support for japan. in the wake of china's new air defense zone. the move by china to control international air space has raised tensions between the two countries. while the united states is standing by japan over the matter, biden stopped short of ordering beijing to remove. >> we are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> the vice president arrived in beijing early this morning, where he plans to meet with the president. >>> it seems that the house and the senate will agree on a bill to ban manufacturing plastic firearms. the house expanded the bill for two years and the house is expected to do the same when it returns. >>> two sky divers in arizona have been killed in a mid air collision. witnesses say the two divers had open parachutes w
treatments but could also be used in a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is in china, but they haven't spoken publicly about the air defense zone over the china sea. however, there was an editorial accusing the u.s. of taking japan's side. biden and the chinese president did talk about improving relations between the two countries. >>> u.s. and other nato leaders are hoping to pressure hamid karzai to sign a bilateral peace pack. afghan officials say no deal will be signed unless president karzai's demands are met. >> reporter: this is not fooling around. this is serious business. they are the worlds of the u.s. secretary of state john kerry here in brussels on tuesday evening and addressing the afghan president, hamid karzai. why hasn't the agreement been signed? john kerry wouldn't speculate. john kerry believes the document was agreed last month.. susan rice went to kabul last week, she came away empty handed. what is at stake here is the legal basis upon which troops and trainers can operate in afghanistan in a post 2014 environment. it can't be switched on and off like a light s
. indeed i am today the other. pollitt whole piece. us vice president joe biden says for relations with china to grow they must be built on trust his comments come amid disputes over the country's newly declared air defense identification zone. biden met with chinese said president she's thinking in the chain. china's state run television is reporting that preston explain his country's basic stance on the air defense of the mind and present she said the world as a whole was not tranquil. he added the only right choice facing china and the us is to strengthen dialogue and cooperation biden said the relationship between the two major powers must be based on trust. he added that as the basis on which real change is me the us vice president is on a six day tours to japan china and south korea on tuesday he agreed with. as prime minister shinzo law benefit or nations will tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. india and japan have had diplomatic relations for just over sixty years. japan's emperor and empress are now visiting the south asian country and this wee
to make a dirty bomb. vice president joe biden is wrapping up a visit to china with no solution over the squabble about a group of islands both nations a claiming. tensions rose when china expanded the air defense zones to include the islands. joe biden said the two powers have a stake in preserving intersection at security. >> we are trying to build a new kind of relationship between major powers. one that is different, one that is defined by constructive cooperation, healthy competition and a shared respect for agreed been rules of the road and international norms. >> biden stressed that a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's set to wrap up a visit to china on thursday. >> commuter trains will roll again thursday, past a scene of the a fatal derailment. one of our journalists has this video. an investigation by the crash by the national transportation safety board is focussing on the train's engineer. it is dismissing comment from a union official who said the engineer was nodding off before the accident. >> recording 911 calls during the sandy hook shoo
making news. vice president biden wrapped up his visit to china on thursday by raising the issue of the treatment of american journalists in that country. nearly two dozen journalists from different american publications are in danger of not having their visas renewed by year's end. biden argued newspapers should be able to, quote, report the truth without fear of consequences. >>> during an msnbc exclusive interview, chris matthews interest asked president obama who would make a better president, joe biden and hillary clinton. not surprisingly the president played the middle. >> both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. >> and the navy announced the accessful launch of a troen from a submerged submarine. it was fired from a torpedo tube and flew for several hours while transmitting live video. we'll be back with more on the latest in the death of nelson mandela. >>> reaction to the death of nelson mandela is pouring in from away the sports world including from legend taker figures. portug portug
for others stories making news this morning. vice president biden wrapping up his visit to china on thursday. he raised the issue of the treatment of u.s. journalists in the country. nearly two dozen journalists from different u.s. publications are in daenk of not having their visas renewed by year's end. biden argued newspaper should be able to report the truth without fear of consequences. during an msnbc exclusive interview chris matthews asked president obama who would be a better president, joe biden or hillary clinton? here's his answer. >> both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. >>> police have arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly stealing a part from the porsche involved in the crash that killed paul walker. the suspect even posted photos of the roof panel you see here on-line bragging about that grab. >>> the navy announced a successful larchlg of a drone from a submerged submarine on thursday. the unmanned aircraft was -- it flew for several hours while transmitting live video. with that, we'll
identification zone to overlap territory long claimed by japan, south korea and taiwan. vice president joe biden has urged restraint and encouraged all parties to resolve their territorial claims peacefully. during a three-day swing through the region. and washington has said that the u.s. military will continue operating normally, refusing chinese calls for identification. but washington has also instructed civil airliners to follow beijing's new guidelines for the sake of safety. china has made the move to assert its claims over on the unpopulated islands, administered by japan, to force japan to back down, beijing has ratcheted up air and sea patrols and tokyo responded in kind of here to talk to us about china's aim and what is next are two leading asia analyst, bonnie glazer for the center for international studies and randy shriver the partner in armitage number who served in the state department as an asia hand during the bush administration. guy, welcome to the show. or welcome back. in both of your cases. bonnie, let me start with you, and i would like to get your view on this, randy, a
. >>> and we'll tell you why england's cricketers are seeking redemption ♪ >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says he is deeply concerned about china's introduction of an air defense zone in the east china sea. al jazeera's rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: smiles for the cameras, but the start of talks are expected to be tough. on biden the burden of voicing the anger of america's allies in their standoff with china. but biden knows he has to stop short of damaging chinese and u.s. relations. for the chinese president, the need to look strong in his neighbor's eyes, while redefining the very nature of cha >> stephanie:'s relationship with america. >> the first test what the president has referred to is the great power and new great power relationships. great power rivalries in the past have lead to war, and the new relationship should head for peace. how this great power relationship is going to play out remaining to be seen. >> as biden arrived in beijing, state-run media was already carrying criticism, warning america of the perils offing tyking sides. >> you are candid and you are constru
liabilities detroit's bankruptcy plan, the ruling allowing the city to cut retiree pensions. >> joe biden's trying to find a diplomatic solution over disputes between china and japan. >> he's alive. >> what started as a recovery mission becomes a stunning rescue. the sole survivor of a capsize at sea stuck from days on the bottom of the atlantic. >>> a good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us. i'm drait. in a major development. the engineer of the train apparently admitted to a nunion representative that he nodded off at the controls. it happened while the train travelled at 82 miles per hour. the ntsp removed the commoout ear rail employees union, citing a breach of confidentiality when they talked to the media. >> al jazeera correspondent has the latest on the investigation. >> for the first time since the metro north train derailment leaving four dead and dozens injured attention is shifting from mechanical failure, focussing on the train's engineer. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functions properly. >>
vice president biden was in the region. although he said, i had no direct connection to this happening. give us a background, context for this. is a coincidence? >> well, it appears to be a very strong coincidence. you can imagine with vice president biden in agency, he might be involved in the negotiations in the release of merrill newman. but he said he was not involved in the negotiations. he was in south korea. china is viewed as the country with the largest potential to influence north korea. it is north korea's closest ally but it is for assistance on the case concerning merrill newman. >> tell us more about why the north koreans would have number of american soldiers who fought in the korean war have gone back to north korea and have not created an incident in which the north koreans felt they should detain these soldiers. but merrill newman was not an ordinary soldier. he was guerrilla fighters. >> he's on his way home and we anticipate he'll be home very shortly. >>> assuring chuck hagel that the security agreement will be signed in a timely fashion. hagel apprised early this
in saluteing this extraordinary lead near world history, may he rest in peace. issue one. biden in beijing. >> we, the united states are deeply concerned at the attempt to change the status quo. it has raised regional tensions and increases the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> this is china's declaration last week which no aircraft, military or civilian can fly over an extensive area of the east china sea without chinese permission. they are asserting exclusive troll of the identification zone akiz. and that is 1 million square miles of sea where all of the oil, natural gas and fishing resource it's contains. all aircraft must now identify and submit their flight plans to chin neat military authorities as they begin to enter the zone this move caught the international community by surprise. till last night, the week in question had been universally respected as japanese airspace. china proclaimed it and it covers a number of islands in dispute. and now high tensions with japan and china and they claim that the vast regions quote, core interest unquote. china uses the term core inte
and captain comanche and tokyo one slice president joe biden has arrived in japan and it was to step into the spirit. that's generating plenty of fiction in the stage at the meeting leaders in tokyo beijing and seoul to talk about china's newly established air defense identification zone. i didn't sit down on tuesday with japanese prime minister shinzo abe's called the zone very dangerous. chinese defence ministry officials announced last month that they had set up is down a chemist a large part of the east china sea and includes the islands the japanese control the chinese and taiwanese frame. biting my head to china after he leaves to pad the vice president will meet on wednesday with the president's xi jim king and other chinese leaders analysts say biden is starting his thick asian tour in japan to highlight the decades old the us japan alliance and to quote meat of response to china. it traveled to south korea later this week. us readers who responded quickly to china smeared it with those words and actions. top officials and criticize the chinese for trying to change the status
front. us vice president joe biden and japanese prime minister shinzo at a meeting in tokyo during biden's visit to the country as pirates of the six day tour of asia both leaders are expected to discuss china's newly announced and the fans identification zone as follows he shoots over the trans pacific flight times are also known as the ppp. later biden is also expected a toy a technology company and attend a conference on women's role in the japanese economy. at the wedding dinner with daddy on tuesday night fighter will fly to beijing on wednesday to meet a tiny speck that is she thinking. by the globe and travel thursday to south korea. well investigators have found that a plane that crashed on sunday in new york city was traveling at me and eats three times the speed limits for that part of the track when when up the whales. the accident led to four people dead and more than sixty others injured cctv snake country has more from the scene of the class in the box trying to put the pieces back together again. paul wrote in a shell good in the bronx on something that can lead to train c
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president biden wrapped up his visit to china on thursday raising the issue of the treatment of american journalists in that country. nearly two dozen journalists from different american publications are in danger of not having their visas renewed by year's end. biden argued newspapers should be able to, quote, report the truth without fear of cups kwepss. >>> police have arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly stealing a porsche from the part of the car that allegedly killed actor paul walker. the suspect posted panels of the roof panel on line bragging about the grab. >>> at navy launched a drone from a submerged submarine thursday. it was fired from a torpedo tube and flew for several hours while transmitting live video. >>> just ahead we'll turn to politics. politico's kevin cyrilly joins us. . >>> welcome back. time for our first look at politics. joined by politico's kevin cirilli live in washington. >> good morning. happy friday. >> president obama had an interview with chris mathews on "hardball." we'll talk on the other side. >> both hillary and joe would make outstanding presiden
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his wife will run for president. and adds that he would support joe biden as a 2016 presidential nominee if he got the nomination. he'll support any democratic nomination. >>> notre dame is suing over obama care birth control mandates. they're doing this again. the university filed a fresh lawsuit opposing insurance for student and employees saying it goes against the teachings of catholic church. the affordable care act does make exceptions for religious institutions. so this new lawsuit seeks an expanded exception for schools and universities as well. >>> the house has passed a ten-year extension of the 25-year-old ban on plastic guns that can pass metal detectors and x-ray machines. new york senator charles schumer calls the extension better than nothing, but not by much. he plans to pass a tougher bill on monday, the day the classic gun band is set to expire. >>> vice president joe biden meeting with the chinese prime minister xi jinping. the vice president spent yesterday in japan, calling on china to drop sovereigncy over the beijing sea. >>> the obama administration says i
of state john kerry and vice president joe biden meeting with allies and adversaries on issues from iran to afghanistan and china's territorial dispute with japan. before we get down to business in beijing today, the vice president surprised chinese citizens lined up for visas at the u.s. embassy. >>> white-out. a brutal winter storm blanketing the country. snow, ice, and a deep freeze. we'll have a live report from a very snowy denver, colorado. >>> and our favorite fictional anchorman has conquered broadcast news. now he's about to take on "sportscenter." >> you can have south beach, lebron. ronn burgundy is taking his talents to bristol. >>> and good day. i need ron burgundy it fill in for me today. i'm andrea mitchell, a little under the weather today in washington, where president obama is moving from offense to defense, trying to drive home the benefits of his health care plan despite its faulty rollout. it's a message he's going to be repeating every day between now and his anticipated holiday break. to the delight of nervous house democrats facing re-election next year. joining m
for nothing less. >> vice president joe biden arrives in japan tomorrow morning. it's his first stop on an east asian tour. originally, it was meant to promote trade. now the focus is on the growing dispute over islands in the east china sea. stephanie skowan has more from japan. >> they look like an army. they even act like an army. but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution, they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor, china, asserting itself internationally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the pass fist constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security counsel will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will the her
. >> thank you very much. diplomatic turbulence. vice president joe biden's trip to asia and talks with japan and china over disputed air space. >>> and what needs to be done with our rail system following another deadly derailment. >> back to al jazeera. i'm john seigenthaler. here are our top stories. 131 million americans are expected to spend $2 billion by the end of cyber monday. that'that would be a record. online sales are up with web retailers reporting more sales growth than traditional brick and mortar stores. and the white house said hundreds of thousands of americans were trying out the website today. extreme speed is one factor in a train crash in new york. four people died and several injured. joining with us, former secretary transportation under president bush. and mr. secretary, it's good to see you. >> john, it's good to be with you, thanks. what needs to be done to the infrastructure in this country when it tomorrows to passenger trains? >> well, right now i think there is a big difference between the amount of money that's available and the amount of money that is necessar
things happen first. >> is there anything more you think joe biden or the president or any supporters in the administration are doing? >> as long as we have the conversation and keep things going, i'm encouraged to see the white house and senate are continuing conversations on mental health as well because this isn't just about guns, it's about the causes of gun violence which include mental wellness. that's important legislation on the table right now which we support. >> the house is expected to vote on the plastic gun ban, which expired december 9th or will expire december 9th unless renewed. what is your position on that? that vote is, i think, this afternoon? >> we fully support it should not be allowed to expire. it's been in place 25 years and it should continue. >> the 911 calls are due to be released tomorrow. is this going to only cause more pain for you and the other families? how does that impact your quest for gun legislation? >> we don't feel that the 911 calls should have been released but that decision has been made now. and it will affect our community certainly, and
's birthday. >> vice president joe biden has arrived in china by a visit overshadowed by territorial dispute. it's hours after he blamed beijing for increases tensions over a group of islands. he said he would raise the issue with china's leaders. >> coming with much friendlier visits between u.s. and china, the leg of this tour will be business like. relationships were already strained in ongoing disputes over remote islands in the seas, separating them. china's announcement of an air defense zone raised tensions to new levels. >> this is very delicate position. it has to strike a careful balance between reassuring and trying to restrain, you know, out of china, but trying to cooperate with china. >> biden is perhaps the best person in the current u.s. administration for doing business are china's xi jinping. even before she became president both sides nurtured the relationship between the two men. analysts question how much it will counselled, given the sensitivities of the disputes. >> xi jinping would like to take a tougher stand on foreign policy issues to shore up his popularity, and t
at newtown, what can be done to prevent future sandy hooks? >> plus, vice president joe biden in china. can he stop what our allies see as alarming aggression in the east? >> this is a consequential relationship that will affect the course of the 21st century. >> new incriminating allegations about embattled toronto mayor rob ford. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> this is something of a difficult show. in just a moment we will play for you some selected excerpts from the 911 call from the day that adam lanza killed 20 children and six educators at sandy hook elementary school. this will be the first time you will hear these tapes on cnn. i can tell you we came to this decision after hours of discussion and consideration of the context of the news. afterwards, we'll hear from a former congressman who had been tasked with finding a way to better protect our children. but first, this report from deborah. we should warn you, what you're about to hear could be disturbing. >> reporter: the first call came from the school secretary moments after class started. it gives insight into how quic
is within international law. joe biden is in budget, having talks before heading to sea. washingt washington is refusing to recognise the zone. china wants everyone to tell them flight plans when they fly through it. robert mcbride is in hong kong. >> as joe biden wrapped up a difficult and sometimes tense visit to china, it was the issue that wouldn't go away. the controversy over the air defence zone. joe biden said it was causing comprehension among joe biden's neighbours, reiterating a supposition position that they were opposed to it. he revealed in talks with yingluck shinawatra, when it came to the issue, despite the smiles and friendship that exists between the two men, he was direct in putting forward america's position. china fired back in this verbal war of words, with a comment from the foreign ministry when they said they were straight forward in outlining china's position and it was within international law for china to adopt the zone. until the end of the visit the issue dominated the proceedings. biden goes on to south korea, for talks, and the north koreans crisis being top
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